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World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 21 June 2013 (USA)
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Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

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Marc Forster

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Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay), Drew Goddard (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos ... Karin Lane
Daniella Kertesz ... Segen
James Badge Dale ... Captain Speke
Ludi Boeken ... Jurgen Warmbrunn
Matthew Fox ... Parajumper
Fana Mokoena ... Thierry Umutoni
David Morse ... Ex-CIA Agent
Elyes Gabel ... Andrew Fassbach
Peter Capaldi ... W.H.O. Doctor
Pierfrancesco Favino ... W.H.O. Doctor
Ruth Negga ... W.H.O. Doctor
Moritz Bleibtreu ... W.H.O. Doctor
Sterling Jerins ... Constance Lane
Abigail Hargrove ... Rachel Lane
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Storyline

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Atarot Airport near Jerusalem has been closed since 2001. See more »

Goofs

Gerry's axe in the WHO installation is in fact a splitting maul for splitting logs, not a fire axe or emergency axe as its red paint is trying to suggest. See more »

Quotes

Gerry Lane: If I could get into India, where would I start? Who would I speak too?
Jurgen Warmbrunn: India is a black hole. Forget about patient zero.
Gerry Lane: I can't do that. It's too late for me to build a wall. Look... I'm running out of time. I need specifics. I need answers to how this all started...
Jurgen Warmbrunn: [cutting him off] I don't have answers. All I can tell you is find a place to hide.
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Crazy Credits

The ending Paramount logo is shown in the same dark blueish color from the opening logos. See more »

Alternate Versions

An unrated cut released on home video adds almost seven minutes of additional action and some alternate/re-edited shots. See more »

Connections

Featured in 30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The 2nd Law: Isolated System
Written by Matt Bellamy
Performed by Muse
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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More sinister than 7 years ago
10 March 2020 | by dombspaceSee all my reviews

Considering what is happening in the world today, this film takes on a different meaning for me, all the more so because both in the book and in the original version of the script the epidemic has its origin in China not to mention the North Korean thread, which is becoming particularly ominous.


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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,411,834, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$202,359,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$540,007,876
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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